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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of drinking water. on the economic front, japan's stock market plunged again today. >> reporter: it's considered the worst disaster in japan since world war ii and will also be the most documented. this home video continues to come into the newsroom on a daily basis. this is one of the hardest-hit areas. this fishing port was virtually wiped off the map. the pictures are so alarming. reports that as many as 10,000 people are missing from this town alone. >> we have live team coverage. george is live in tokyo. we'll go to him in a moment. obviously they are following developments there closely and there is much anxiousness. >> we've been talking the last few days about three japan towns. here in san francisco and san jose. live in san jose, there are different generations with how they are coping now with the disaster. chris? >> reporter: well, this is a very interesting place here. san jose's japan town. we have seen generations of people, people who were born in japan and have been here for many, many years. also, children who are four or five generations removed but all trying to
Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
on this in the coming days. >>> a powerful earthquake has shaken northeastern japan. the tremor occurred at around 11:45 a.m. on wednesday. the quake had an estimated magnitude of 7.2 and was centered off the coast of northeastern japan. the depth of the quake was 10 kilometers. japan's meet lodge cam agency issued a tsunami adviser along the coast of northeastern japan. once again, a powerful earthquake has shaken northeaster japan. the tremor occurred around 11:45 a.m. on wednesday local time. them quake had an estimated magnitude of 7.2 and was centered off the coast of -- in northeastern japan. the depth of the quake was estimated at 10 kilometers. and japan's meteorological agency issued a tsunami advisory off the coast of northeastern japan. >>> japan has a new face for dip lomascy dipcy. -- diplomacy. he will replace serjei maehara who resigned over a political donation scandal. takeaki matsumoto became state tear. he is said to have expertise in financial, fiscal and security policies. takeaki matsumoto resigned for accepting political donations from a foreign -- it dealt another blow to the
Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning, japan's nuclear crisis grows. radiation, leaking faster than first thought from this crippled plant. >>> children and the elderly checked for exposure. millions still without enough food and heat. and the teetering economy requires another cash infusion today. >>> all of it, japan's biggest test since world war ii. >>> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. japan's nuclear crisis is growing even worse this morning. here's the latest from overnight. >> at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant, radiation is leaking from one of the reactors. thousands of nearby residents have been warned to stay inside. this morning, measurements show the radiation level at 400-times the safe yearly dose. >> and here, officials are keeping a close eye on this crisis. two navy pumping trucks are said to be on their way to that plant. >> and for thousands of japanese survivors, the situation is growing more desperate. they've now spent a fourth night with no food, water or shelter. >>> thousands, of course, are also worried about whether the government is being truthful
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
, it's "meet the press." >>> wall of destruction, the death toll soars from japan's twin disasters as authorities race to head off nuclear meltdowns. >>> shock waves, the situation in japan raises fears over the safety of nuclear power plants here at home. >>> and whiteout, a late winter blizzard leaves hundreds of motorists stranded in north dakota. >>> good morning, those stories and more straight ahead, this is first look on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with a country in crisis, in japan this morning, rescuers are searching for signs of life beneath the rubble as the clock ticks in the wake of friday's epic disaster. japanese please say they've recovered another 1,000 bodies that washed ashore along the miyagi coast, rising a mounting death toll that is believed to be above 10,000, nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from tokyo with more. >> reporter: there have been more than 300 aftershocks registered here there were new warnings today. and now growing concerns over the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment, and bare hands, rescue workers continue the des
Mar 12, 2011 8:00am EST
it to you. >>> we have the disturbing new developments this morning from japan. one day after the strongest earthquake on record there, right now authorities are bracing for a possible meltdown at a nuke legislature power plant in the region where that quake hit. an explosion that you see right there, it destroyed a building that houses one of the reactors. officials say they fear a meltdown could be possible because two reactors at that plant have lost their cooling abilities. japan's prime minister says he is sending 50,000 troops to the hardest hit areas. meanwhile, the tremors haven't stopped. more than 165 aftershocks have been recorded. however, reports in japan today say at least 1300 people may have been killed. we have been with monitoring the situation from london. tazine, what's the latest from there? >> good morning, alex. the latest to tell you is that the government has spoken out about those radiation levels. just to recap, tokashima said the outer vessel collapsed. japan's authorities say that serious damage is unlikely. the government says the radiation levels are low. marr
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
'lin sana'a. rick: the president addressing the japan crisis during a news conference. >> i want to be very clear, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, whether iting the west coast, hawaii, alaska, or u.s. territories in the pacific. rick: officials in japan are calling it a race against time. we have video for you of water being dropped into the overheating reactors at the fukushima plant. this is something that has not proven successful in the past. japan is raising the severity of the situation from a 4 to a 5. the government is acknowledging that it was overwhelmed and continues to be overwhelmed by the situation. gavin blair is on the phone from japan. i understand you are traveling to sendai, which is one of the areas hardest hit by this catastrophy. >> reporter: we just popped through the u.s. exclusion zone or the japanese he can collusion zone. it has been reclassified up to a 5. the chopper missions to drop water has had minimal effect on cool the plant. they tried hosing the plant with fire engines. but apparently the fire truck hoses couldn't
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
. "morning joe" starts right now. >> this is an international tragedy and although japan is a highly advanced economy and technologically equipped to rebuild, at this moment of crisis, it's important all of us join together in providing any help and assistance that we can in the days and months to come. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, march 15th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in washington, msnbc political analyst, pat buchanan. also the washington correspondent for bbc world news america, catty kay, and former white house chief of staff of president george w. bush, andy card in the studio with us this morning. >> we will show some of the headlines just to show -- >> big ones. >> what a big story this is. catty, you lived in japan over three years. give us your insight on some images we are seeing. >> i was there for the kobe earthquake that was in 1995. we are all focused on the nuclear crisis. all of those families who have lost somebody, lost parents, you're hearing the japanese talking in muted ways about their loss. but for japanese, who find expressing emotion in public
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
'm bill hemmer. welcome back, alisyn. alisyn: i'mal lynn cam rata in for martha. >> northern japan was hit by a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake. i feel deep in my heart as i see the conditions in the affected area. i'm concerned about the nuclear situation because it's unpredictable. with the help of those involved i hope things will not get worse. bill report emperor is in his as it and he's rarely seen on television. show you where we are right now. northeast of tokyo, 200 miles, the fukushima plant in an animation we put together to show you what's happening on the inside as it runs north to the south. you will see the four reactors at this plants in question. there were 6 reactors under consideration but for sake of this purpose we'll show you reactor number 1, 3, and 4. 1, 2, 3 were online when the quake and same rolled through. number 4 was offline. about it was rolling with spent nuclear fuel. then we can show you where we are today. that's what they looked like 7 days ago. on this map here, this was taken two days ago. the four reactors are on the screen. this is number 4, and num
Mar 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> more devastation in japan this morning, as the death toll from that massive quake and tsunami rises. >> also, tens of thousands of people are forced out of their homes amid fears of a nuclear meltdown. >>> fundraising efforts are underway to help the people hurt by that devastating earthquake in japan. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2. it is sunday, march 13. >> we do have ktvu's crews here, and in tokyo. we're going to hear from them in a moment. >> first, let's check in with rosemary. >> sunrising at 7:24. still dark out there. in addition to clouds outside our door. that ahead of a storm. the sunrising at 7:24. the best news about that, the sun setting at 7:15. with cloudy conditions out there, we are warmer than we started yesterday. we're tracking the storm, and we'll talk about the wet active pattern, expected as we move through next week as well. all of that coming up in just a few moments. >>> this morning, there are near fears the death toll from the disaster could go over 10,000. this is new video that shows the severity of the disasters in th
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the state is bracing for the first waves from the tsunami which are expected to hit at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. now, ahead of that, tsunami sirens were sounded and coastal areas are being evacuated. fires
Mar 19, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news, deadly disaster, new concerns of a nuclear meltdown in japan, while that country is still reeling from yesterday's powerful earthquake. >>> many marylanders wait to hear from loved ones in the devastation after the historic earthquake in japan. i'm weijia jiang, hear their story next. >>> game advocates thought 2011 would be their year. we'll explain what is standing in the way of legalizing same-sex marriage. >>> the skies are clear this morning, could we see some warmer weather on the horizon soon? meteorologist tim williams a the answer in his first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> we are getting a look at the scope of the devastation in japan this morning, as a massive rescue effort is underway to find survivors of the disaster that rocked the entire pacific. good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday, i'm gigi barnett. we'll have more on the situation in a moment, but first. >> good morning to you. those pictures and this whole situation is as fascinating as it is horrible. it's one of
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
in japan and beyond as a nation in i sis is forced to make very tough decisions. the battle for libya intensifying as rebels take a beating and government forces engage in nonstop shelling. will benghazi fall to moammar gadhafi. they are criticizing the president on not responding to issues at home and a broad. its all on "happening now." a good wednesday to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom and happening right now as jon just mentioned brand-new developments in the nuclear crisis that is gripping japan and company company taourg all of our attention. emergency workers who have have now dubbed the fukushima 50 risking their lives to prevent further disaster. this after another fir fire has broken out at the nuke plant. radiation is 300 times normal. jon: the numbers today are staggering, millions across japan struggling with very little food and water. nearly half a million people there are homeless now, and some 3700 listed as dead, but that number sure will he will rise with ten thousand people still missing in one northeastern city alone. mar
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> also, new nuclear concerns in japan that there is a direct connection to the u.s. navy. >>> it's been an anxious morning for some b.a.r.t. comcommuters -- commuters. >>> right now, hundreds of bay area community college students and their supporters are heading north to the state's capitol. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 14th. >>> just hours ago, b.a.r.t. took -- took care of one problem. >> sal has more on the coverage. >> what happened? >> the system is running well. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: well, right now, there are delays of trains coming in san francisco. at the concord station. that brought the strain line and traffic to a complete standstill. news chopper 2 was overhead when it happened. b.a.r.t. officials still don't know why that derailment happened. crews worked overnight to remove the derailed tank -- train. at 4:00 a.m. this morning, the work was complete and selves was restored. back out here live, there were delays. when we talked to commuters this morning, they are re
Mar 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," on the verge. japan's nuclear crisis creeps toward catastrophe as a third reactor is rocked by an explosion and a fourth catches fire. >>> nikkei nose dive, japanese stocks go into a free fall when investors panicked by radiation fears. >>> and sticker shock, russia jacks up the price of flying >>> and sticker shock, russia jacks up the price of flying american astronauts into space. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with a nuclear nightmare. radiation levels spiked in japan this morning in a wake of series of explosions at the puck chic ma nuclear power plant. days after suffering its most crippleling catastrophe ever, japan is now facing the world's largest nuclear disaster since chernobyl. kristin dal again reports. >> reporter: japanese officials warned the radiation leaks were getting worse after a explosion in a third reactor and a fire in the fourth. the prime minister warned they were expanding the area of evacuation to 19 miles reporting radiation levels seemed very
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after a surge in radiation. >>> dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today following a dangerous spike in radiation that authorities feared put their lives at risk. nbc chief science correspondent robert bazelle reports from tokyo. >> authorities here in japan say they have been serious problems again at the nuclear power plant, particularly in unit number three, which has been sort of kwieette for a while. it was a sharp spike in radiation. it was so sharp, the wor
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> i think the events unfolding in japan incidence actually appear to be more serious than three mile island. to what extent we don't really know now. so as their unfolding very rapidly on an hour by hour, day-by-day basis and there are conflicting reports. we don't really know in detail what's happening. >> we're at a moment in time where, obviously, all of us are heartbroken by the images of what the happening in japan. we're reminded of how american leadership is critical to our closest allies even if those allies are economically advanced and powerful, there are moments when we need our help and we're bound together by a common humanity. >> all right. welcome to "morning joe." a live look at times square. it is thursday, march 17th, st. patrick's day, with us on set, pulitzer prize-winning historian, jon meacham, the chairman of deutsch incorporated, donny deutsch and columnist for "the new york times," nicholas kristof. also in washington, msnbc contributor mike barnicle. a lot going on today. japan looking graver and graver by the moment. >> certainly is. it seems, there's been
Mar 12, 2011 11:00am EST
bus accident but first coverage on the disaster in japan as there are new and alarming numbers from japan. japanese broadcaster nhk is reporting that at least 9500 people are unaccounted for in one port town. the death toll officially stands at 9500 in one devastated town. help is on the way for survivors stranded. the first wave of troops has begun arriving. the japanese government has declared states of emergency at two power plants after their units lost cooling abilities. officials say the reactor with stood the blast and the radiation levels have actually gone down. let's go now to tokyo. what are you seeing where you are? >> reporter: things seem to be resuming. a lot of the clean up, what little clean up was done. that however is clearly not the case to the northeast part of the country which remains in complete devastation. some places have been completely wiped out by that tsunami. we understand there are at least 4 million buildings that remain without power. basically every single road in and out of that part of the country has been cut off. survivors are lining up for fo
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. >>> survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during last week's catastrophic tsunami. >>> and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. this as smoke has once again been seen rising from the crippled nuclear facility. nbc's brian moore reports. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yesterday. the cloud billowing from the fukushima plant on wednesday was all but gone thursday, but the possibility of a meltdown is still very real. president ob
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
that before heading out for a tour of brazil. the president has been tracking the nuclear crisis in japan. we are tracking it as well. crews are drilling holes in several reactors to release pressure. now, abnormal radiation is detected in food near the plant. hello to you. this is "cnn saturday morning." good to be back with you. united nations call for a cease-fire not close to being observed now. massive explosions. moammar gadhafi forces are firing on that city. benghazi, you have been hearing that name for several weeks. it's the heart of the ob ration. we are in benghazi with government forces. >> caller: it seems as if gadhafi's forces began air assault over benghazi in the early morning hours here. they say it was fierce. at 8:45, we saw a plane overhead appearing to be heading south. around 9:10, one of our team witnessed a jet, a fighter jet, fall out of the sky in flames. we have since then spoken to an opposition fighter who told us that was one of their own aircraft they were sending out to try to stop, bring a stop to gadhafi's military assault on this very, very critical city.
Mar 11, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> breaking news. a monster earthquake rocks japan overnight, touching off a massive tsunami that wiped out vast areas. tsunami warnings have been issued for most of the pacific, including hawaii. the earthquake triggered fires that are burning out of control along japan's east coast. transportation is disrupted, and emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only begin to count the casualties. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. a monster earthquake struck japan this morning, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped a wide patch of the japanese coastline, causing widespread damage, and some major damage, as well. the 8.9 magnitude quake was centered off the northeast japan coastline, about 240 miles northeast of tokyo. it is the biggest quake to hit japan in 140 years. the pictures, they are stunning. take a look. you can see the fires that are still burning at this hour. also, a 13-foot tsunami wave rolled inland, sweeping away everything in its pa
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
in japan. some are saying it's armageddon. others playing it down. the factor will once again analyze this responsibly and you will hear both sides on whether there is a nuke danger to the world. >> is it fair to say the united states is still sitting on the fence? isn't it time to make a decision yes or no? >> bill: president obama coming under withering for failing to help the libyan rebels. some believe is he dithering as qaddafi becomes more powerful. dick morris on that. >> turn down the rhetoric and start getting truth out there. >> bill: more bad news for sarah palin. her poll numbers continue to fall. why is that happening? >> there is this trifecta thing that's going to bring america to her knees. >> bill: also tonight, dennis miller on the nuke controversy. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the confusion continues over the nuke danger in japan and that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. japanese authorities continue to test the air and the folks f
Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
is taking care of your business by taking care of your employees. >>> alarming, new developments in japan today, new concerns about a meltdown at one of the damaged nuclear power plants and new numbers on how many people may have been exposed to radiation. >>> and take a look at this. new, amateur video that came in just a short time ago. can you believe that? it is from the moment that the tsunami hit. these pictures are from miyako, japan, and in a moment we'll show you video from people who sat there and witnessed the tsunami envelope their surroundings. it's hard to believe. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and this is "msnbc sunday." we have three big developments to tell you about this morning in japan. the government's top spokesperson says a partial meltdown is most likely under way at a nuclear power plant about 170 miles north of tokyo. three reactors at that plant lost their cooling functions in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami. meanwhile, more than 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate a 12-mile radius around those nuclear plants. japan's chief ca
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Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
during hannity, o'reilly and greta with the latest on the crisis in tokyo and beyond in japan. for all of us in the fox journalists here, thanks for being with us. we will see you a bit later tonight. ♪ >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight: >> new details this morning about the heroic teen facing death. >> a bad situation growing worse. >> situation critical. a new new reactor in danger. >> bill: still no definition offer the nuclear danger in japan. some are saying it's armageddon. others playing it down. the factor will once again analyze this responsibly and you will hear both sides on whether there is a nuke danger to the world. >> is it fair to say the united states is still sitting on the fence? isn't it time to make a decision yes or no? >> bill: president obama coming under withering for failing to help the libyan rebels. some believe is he dithering as qaddafi becomes more powerful. dick morris on that. >> turn down the rhetoric and start getting truth out there. >> bill: more bad news for sarah palin. her poll numbers continue to fall. why is that happening? >> the
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
moved warships further offshore. the quake triggered a tsunami that devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continue to search through the widespread wreckage. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one town a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners trying to pick up the pieces, don't know where to begin. >> i don't have money, broken. >> reporter: the united states is trying to coordinate the relief. many are without food and water and made workers are having trouble getting through. u.s. marines loaded planes headed for the japanese mainland. people have to stand in line for water. many towns that still have grocery stores, the shelves are emptying out. authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are offline, which means millions will have top spend another night in the cold. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> as japan prepares for the possibility of a meltdown, the tragedy is drawing attention to nuclear plants in the u.s., many wondering are we safe. mike hellgren reports on the heightened concern at three
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, what happened in japan, like everybody else. it's just so devastating. i can't imagine that there's going to be one agency in massachusetts who just says, you go here, you here -- i'm concerned not only in massachusetts but throughout the country if something like this happens, i'm not confident yet and i'm hopeful someone can give me the information that make sure that we all know what to do. you know? is it evacuation? is it command and control? is it military? i think it's a combination of everything. can you shed any light on my thoughts? >> in timely, i can start and then like to have an opportunity, senator brown -- >> just do that. i don't want to take the senator's time. >> i want to make one point. >> i think you're asking an important question. >> okay. >> i'd urge -- >> many of our disasters -- we always start with who's going to be the closest responders, no matter how big the disaster. it's always the local responders. we saw this, they can be destroyed, in the disaster itself. we saw this in katrina and in the tsunami. the next is the governor and their team includin
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
't believe the velocity of the huge stories. first and foremost in japan. >> we start with the latest on the devistration in japan. there is another major exexplosion in fukushima, wrap jap. water levels are far enough allow to partially showing the rods. sparking fears of another melt down. >> and bodies have been found in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned a
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
in japan in the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami's is expected to exceed 18- thousand.the overall number of at 86-hundred, while 13-stands - hundred people are listed as missing. libya's military leaders ssy they're sticking to a cease-fire this time.but coalition forres may not be convinced just yee ... as they blasted one of libyan ruler moammar gadhafi's compounds parly monday.greg black has situation. 3 3 in thailand --- men are hoping to become women --- for free. free.aboutttwo thousand transvestites registered for a free sex change operation.each applicant had to go through an interview process to make ure they're ready to be cost up to 4-thousand dollars - -- only 5 will be selected to receive the procedure for free. happy birthday... to twitter! fiie years ago today... the first tweet ever... was posted to the microblogging website. since it's launch... twitter has grown to more than 175 million usees... posting roughly a billion tweets every week. last week alone... twitter says it set a record of 6-thousand-939 tweets per the 9-point-0 eaathquake struck japan. coming u
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
. "first look" is up next. >>> desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during the craftic tsunami. and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more on "first look" on msnbc. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. this as smoke has once again been seen rising from the crippled nuclear facility. today high-capacity fire engines are blasting tons of water into the hot zone, an unexplained switch from yesterday's air attacks. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yesterday. >> reporter: the cloud billowing from the fukushima daichi plant on wednesday was all but gone thursday, but the possibility of a meltdown is still
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> we've learned a diplomat is confirming radio active fallout from japan has reached southern california. but we have the reason why bay area residents should not be concerned. >>> there's still disturbing overnight news from japan. the big change in the nuclear threat level. >>> also, why this is a nerve- racking morning for thousands of bay area parents. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, march 18th. >>> rain falling in parts of the bay area, windy out there and the big storm is on the way, right, steve? >> that's correct. we've had pockets of moderate rain and then we'll get areas where it's cloudy and the rain lets out. it's already moving in towards mendocino county and for the bay, it's beginning to show itself across the coast. there's area where the rain has picked up, especially towards napa and down towards rodeo and cordelia. south bay had a little bit of rain. looks like it's let up. on the peninsula, there's one band that went through. there's still plenty to come. this front will give us mo
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Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
chief for criticizing japan officials. the u.n. says, we have to wait for more news. that's what we'll do. jon: so much confusion and it doesn't help anyone. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: thanks, guys, this is a fox news alert. anger and frustration intensifying in japan's nuclear crisis right now. there are new reports that u.s. forces helping in relief efforts are being ordered to stay at least 50 miles away from the crippled fukushima plant. you are looking at up-close video of the reactors, where conditions took a turn for the worse. a big jump in radiation levels forced the teams to leave the plant and abandon efforts to cool down the reactors. experts say that radiation has traveled far beyond the 20-mile radius. the pentagon assuring that u.s. forces will have to stay away unless they have special authorization. we're getting reports that evacuation shelters are running out of food and basic necessities. many victims reportedly furious over the government's response. trace gallagher picks up the story from there. trace? >> reporter: the
Mar 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
in japan isç "out o control." meantime, u.s. forces operating in that country are being moved even further away from the power plant for safety. a live report from tokyo straight ahead. plus police and protesters face off in pakistan just hours after reports that the u.s. paid more than $2 million for the release of a cia contractor accused of murder. new comments on the situation from the secretary of state. >>> and he reached out online to people he never met in person convincing them to kill themselves. now a judge says the minnesota man in this picture must go to jail. >> it's not fair. it's not fair. >>> a push to rally in michigan. protesters still at odds with the state's governor over the budget join forces at the state capital. the latest in the on going standoff between public union workers in this country and some republican lawmakers. >>> i'm tamron hall. "news nation" is following new details on the nuclear crisis in japan. the secretary-general of the international atomic energy association says he's headed to japan as soon as possible as workers at the fukushima plant strugg
Mar 15, 2011 4:30am PDT
grows in japan over radiation leaking from that new clear power plant. the steps japanese authorities are now telling people to take. >>> plus some good news amid all the tragedy in japan where rescuers found a woman alive four days after that earthquake and tsunami. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's tuesday march 15th. i'm pam cook. sounds like we could get some rain this week. let's check in with steve paulson for details. >>> we will. good morning, pam. heaviest amounts will be to the north. we have a cloudy pattern. mild low 60s, mid-60s few upper 50s on the coast. north bay leading edge of the system is beginning to move in. here's sal. >>> steve, right now traffic on the golden gate bridge looks good heading to the toll plaza no major problems as you drive south. also on the san mateo bridge traffic is light heading to foster city. back to the desk. >>> all right. we begin with overnight news. san francisco police are now looking for suspects in a terrifying shooting right outside a mission district bar. ktvu's
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
by the moment in japan as more radiation is spewing in the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear plant. david piper in the air base west of tokyo. good morning, david. >> martha: the nuclear crisis is a dangerous level now. the fukushima nuclear complex has had a number of a explosion and they are saying it is moving to a dangerous level and the international nuclear agency said that fire started in a storage plant that spent nuclear fuel. japanese officials told them the fire was out now because they reportedly had help from the u.s. military. radiation leveled have sored around the complex. japanese authorities told people to seal doors and winnows and stay in home and avoid going out at all. japanese prime minister said radiation is released from the three reactors from the nuclear plant and a high risk of more radiation coming out. reactors are over heat raising the risk. japan has imposed a no fly zone over the plant. high levels of radiation in tokyo and now reportedly dropping. but just outside of tokyo there are above the normal level by 10 times. back to you in the studio. >> martha:
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on the power plant in japan. crews remain working around the clock to keep it in check. mike hellgren is following the massive evacuations. but first, joel brown reports for wjz from washington, where the white house is watching the situation very closely. >> reporter: emergency workers turn to a high-powered water cannon. while military helicopters dropped in sea water from above. this is the battle to keep nuclear fuel rods from overheating at the fukushima plant. since the earthquake and tsunami, four of the complex's six nuclear reactors have seen fires, explosions, damage, and even possible meltdown. utility companies incyst -- insist workers are making headway. anyone getting close enough to the plant could get a potentially fatal dose of radiation. they have passengers checking in cargo, coming in from japan. but japan's nuclear regulator says there is no big concern. >> basic science tells us that there can't be any risk or harm to anyone here in the united states, or hawaii or any of the other territories. >> reporter: the white house is standing behind its warning to america
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
from where we left off on friday. >> breaking news from japan. >> smoke spotted coming from a damaged nuclear reactor. engineers are struggling there to prevent a meltdown after a devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. let's get to anna coren. i understand it's now been evacuated. what's going on there? >> reporter: that's exactly right, ali. they thought they were getting a handle on the situation, that it was stable until about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. that was when they saw gray smoke coming from reactor number three. that's been a reactor that was a huge problem. where they think there are low levels o of water in the pools that house the spent fuel rods. so when the smoke came at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, it only took about 15 minutes before they decided they needed to get the workers out of there straight away into another building. there are some 430 workers at the fukushima daiichi power plant. we don't know how many were involved in reactor three. and we don't have any reports of, you know, severe exposure to radiation or injuries. we are working to get those
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
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Mar 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
. but tonight, there is a real nuclear danger in japan. >> we have breaking news out of japan at this hour. there has been a massive 8.8 earthquake. >> midafternoon, tokyo, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan leaves the nation's most high tech nation in the dark. >> the fifth strongest record since 1900. >> people panic for precautionary measures, a lot of train systems are stopped. >> this is back to tokyo. we have gotten reports of fires. >> over a million buildings in tokyo and surrounding suburbs are without power. >> minutes later, the tsunami floods japanese tows cal towns. the pictures are devastating. >> a 13 foot tsunami hit that area. >> tons of debris pushed inland. >> 230 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal areas. >> didn't take long for danger warnings to reach as far as hawaii and california. >> tsunami warning in place for the entire west coast. >> bill daley notified the president of the earthquake at 4:00 this morning. >> today's events remind us of how fragile life can be. we are going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from the trage
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
from the stricken fukushima power plant in the northeast of japan. take a look at these new photos of the plant's four reactors. the buildings surrounding three almost completely destroyed. the other a hole clearly visible spoou spewing smoke into the air. smoke which is most likely containing dangerously high levels of radiation. u.s. embassy officials have just issued a warning to u.s. citizens within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate or stay indoors. clearly, this is a crisis that authorities in japan cannot get ahead of. and today, an extraordinary event in that nation's history. the country's emperor akihito made his first ever televised appearance telling his nation he is "deeply concerned about the crisis." president obama is set to meet with officials from u.s. aid to discuss ashl disaster assistance to japan. the first united states marine humanitarian aid assistance team has arrived on the scene. 20,000 bots of water in hand for the people. but with water levels inside those stricken reactors still too low, there are signs that this crisis is going to continue for some ti
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
for joining us on friday morning. japan now classifies the incident in the fukushima power plant as a level 5. it could have have consequences and cause deaths. this as the death tollrises to 6500 confirmed dead and more than 10,000 people missing. smoke seen rising from unit two. it could be from an explosion in the earlier part of the week. workers are trying to restore power so they can cool the reactors and they are doing that today. radiation from the plant is expected to hit the west coast of the united states with lemps that are expected to be minimal. gm is suspending operations in the plant in indiana because of shortage of car parts coming from japan. >> brian: so much coming, the yap jap asked the u.s. for help in getting the nuclear power plant under control as designed by general electric. david piper has the latest on that part of the story, david? >>reporter: yes, good morning. there is a massive military effort to help the japanese people. over50,000 members of the military are involved in this operationn. in the kyoto air base where i am standing now. supplis and help pushing
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00am EDT
is happening over in libya, north africa, the middle east, and you have to throw japan in the picture as well. on word of the ceasefire we did indeed see crude oil futures turn lower by a couple of dollars even. now we've seen them completely take a reverse course. oil prices are higher. over a hundred dollars a barrel. now we are topping 101 thrarz a barrel. we had been as high as $103 and change overnight. obviously there is a lot of doubt right now over whether or not moammar gadhafi really means business here, whether he's going to stick to his word. the oil markets shall starting to doubt that a little bit. that's why we see prices turning higher. jenna you also have to throw japan into the picture. you have all these economists and analysts weighing in on whether or not the rebuilding and restructuring efforts over in japan will eventually lead to more demand nor oil. immediately after the earthquake and tsunami we saw oil prices retreat on the fact that that country may not need as much energy in the short term. now these markets are starting to look longer terms not only at libya and
Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
the devastating earthquake, we are learning more about the human toll of the disaster in japan. our correspondents on the ground will be reporting the latest on the aftermath all through the morning, including bill whitaker who has been traveling through the worst of the stricken areas along with lucy craft and ben tracy in tokyo. >> reporter: the scale of the destruction and human misery is almost too much to comprehend. one of the most modern and technologically advance society on earth thrown back virtually to the stone age by the most powerful and unpredictable of natural forces. ahead this sunday morning we take a measure of the disaster in japan. >> osgood: then it's on to a new technology, a hand held technology with almost unlimited potential. in any sort of communication or information path you want, the chances are there's an app for that as daniel sieberg will be showing us. >> reporter: more than 11 billion apps were downloaded in 2010 and apps do seem to be everywhere these days, but app- planet? from navigating in your car to mapping the human body to exploring the stars, it seems th
Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
learning that her body was found in the tsunami wreckage in japan where she had had teaching english. taylor anderson is the first american victim confirmed in the disaster. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in pennsylvania, one homeowner's spring cleaning became a much bigger job after a massive muddy water erupted from an old mine shaft. the mess occurred when an underground drainage pipe burst. the water was eventually redirected away from the home, but not before everybody in the basement was destroyed. in washington, d.c., mother nature used the sky over the nation's capital to put on a dazzling light show during the predawn hours. dramatic lightning proved to be just the opening act for a rough day of weather in the region. thunderstorms with heavy rain made the morning commute tough with more expected in the area over the next few days. >>> and finally, in florida, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, well, it actually is. despite a look at this video. a group of sight seers and a kayaker had nothing to worry abo
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
,,,, >>> crippled by disaster, thousands now feared dead in japan. [ sirens ] the crisis growing worse by the minute. we have a lot of breaking news coming out of japan tonight. first officials confirmed there has now been an explosion at one of the country's nuclear plants. these are live pictures from japan. we also learned a few moments ago that 2000 bodies were discovered washed up on a beach. here's the latest from japan. >> reporter: images from overhead show the nearly decimated poor town of minamisaricu. dramatic pictures of the impact shows the same town being swept away. destruction is everywhere. survival tales are emerging as well. this man jumped in a cab telling the man to outrun the incoming tsunami. >> he wanted to stop at stop signs i just said go. >> reporter: and a man carried out to sea on the roof of his home was rescue. two u.s. aircraft carriers are at the ready. american rescue teams with sniffer dogs have arrived to search for survivors. helicopters are delivering food and supply. many are still without food and water. stores here in tokyo have been strip
Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
inside the home were able to escape. >>> just an hour ago, a big jump in the death toll. police in japan now estimate that 18,000 people are dead. on a more positive note officials tonight report progress in the battle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. here is the latest. >> reporter: a much needed sign of hope beneath this rubble. crews pulled an 80-year-old woman and her grandson out of the rubble nine days after the tsunami destroyed their home. the two had been trapped in their kitchen and survived by eating yoghurt and other food in their refrigerator. positive developments also emerged from the fukushima nuclear power plant. two of the facilities' six reactors are now under control and crews plan to soon restart critical water pumps needed to cool hot reactors but pressure in another unit spiked forcing officials to release more radio active steam. while there are scenes of progress at the nuclear plant, residents face new fears after traces of contamination were found in the food supply. tainted spinach and milk turned up at nearby farms. in one village, residents are asked not to
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